2020.01.23 - Winter grinds on

randy winterIt sure helps to have future running goals to motivate us out door on days like these. Perhaps a shameless plug for our events but we do have a calendar full of fun stuff this year. The newest addition is the Island Time 24, 12 and 6 hour runs on May 29th and 30th. The runs finish into a beer garden with food trucks and live music, including a steel drum band and others. This run allows you to set a goal and finish it on your terms, not worrying about cut off times. Perhaps running your longest run ever, maybe the marathon distance or running your age. You can reach your goal and continue on to a greater goal or number of miles. The theme and fun stuff we have planned will distract you from the effort and keep you going! A race series like the "Thirsty 3", starting with a beer run at Atwater Brewery in Detroit, followed by a summer wine run at Sandhill Crane Vineyards and finishing with a fall hard cider run at Almar Orchards in Flushing will keep the fire lit all year.


With a plan, you will get there!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who needs to start nailing down my 2020 plan!

P.S. Add the Trails In Motion Trail running Film Tour to your calendar for a motivational afternoon to launch your running into spring! The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Tour is an annual international film tour that brings a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world. Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts on Saturday, March 14th at the Farmington Civic Theater!

PS: Before you get into your serious spring and summer running, join us for some FUN before the big game at the Super 5K! Get off the couch on February 2, 2020 and join us in Novi, MI! SWEET swag, FUN halfway show and AMAZING junk food! runsuperbowl.com

2020.01.14 - Run if you should

randy winterAs you know, I keep going back to the theme of the lack of motivation to get out the door and always coming back from the run smiling and happy we got out. Today, I face the opposite dilemma, I really feel like getting out there but I have a bit of an Achilles pain and know I should take a couple days off, dang. The worst part, taking the day off will not leave me smiling and happy because I took the day off. Nothing about our sport is easy, nothing good comes easy. Running must be great because taking today off sucks! Because of today's difficult decision, most likely I'll be back out there pain free in a couple days feeling smart, and smiling, before and after the run.


Run if you should

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, with time on my hands in place of my run to do some core work, that I hate to do but will. I only write this so I will actually do this or feel even more guilty!

PS: Before you get into your serious spring and summer running, join us for some FUN before the big game at the Super 5K! Get off the couch on February 2, 2020 and join us in Novi, MI! SWEET swag, FUN halfway show and AMAZING junk food! runsuperbowl.com

2020.01.08 - I feel like a phony

randy winterThere are times when I am sidelined from the run and write this  motivational midweek email and I feel like a phony, who am I who didn't get my run in to tell you to get out the door. Not the case today but as I get in my runs while here in Florida for a couple weeks and writing this, guilting you out the door into some cold crap weather... again, I feel like a fake! By the way, the weather here has been amazing, just sayin'. That said, your run in the wicked weather will leave you far more satisfied once it's done than any wimpy run on a nice day.
 
I am proud of you for getting it done,
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner looking forward to running at the Bigfoot Snowshoe Race in a few weeks and relinquishing myself of my-self-imposed wimp status. Hope to see you all there!

2020.1.2 - Still diggin' the run

randy winterI must admit, over 40 years of getting out the door I'm about as obsessed with running as I've ever been, wallowing in it like a pig in mud. My running has taken me around the world and around the block. Another new year and it's time for new plans to keep the fire lit. I'm committed to run 50K Trail Weekend, several half marathons and the Traverse City 70.3 ... so far! I hope you have caught the running curse and stay over on the dark side with me till the end, if not, today's a great day to enter a couple long races to get the fire burning.
 
Run or grow old and moldy,
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner with no plan to stop.

PS: New Year's Day filled our Facebook feeds with every bodies commitments for the new year! We loved all the sign ups for their runs for the year. If you still haven't picked your goal races for 2020, check out our full listing of events HERE! Commit, train, succeed!

2019.12.26 - How was your run today?

randy winterWas your run effortless? Was it one of those magic days where you felt like you could run forever? Was your turnover quick, smooth and silent? Was it the kind of run that had you thinking a second run is in order and that you might fit it in later tonight? Or ... Did your legs feel like dead weight and every step an effort. Perhaps your lungs felt like they were stuffed with cotton and you found yourself gasping for breath? No matter how your run went, I'm sure you were proud that you got out there.  I bet when your run was over you had a feeling of satisfaction and a calmness that carried you on through your day and left you with a smug gleam in your eye. As always, no matter how it went, the run was a success, the only failure ... would have been skipping the run.
 
Be successful tomorrow,
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who's run today was someplace in the middle. I felt OK, it was not as easy as I would have liked but for sure the numbers look good in my log. And yes, I'm proud I got out there.

P.S.: We'll be back for NONSTOP FUN in 2020! If you haven't checked our calendar lately... we suggest you do so! Resolve to get your butt out the door in the new year! RFEVENTS.COM/CALENDAR

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